Recipe courtesy of Butcher's Kitchen Char-B-Que

Mediterranean Marinade/Filet Marinade and Salad Dressing

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1/2 cups
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1 cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 

2 tablespoons chopped red onion or shallots 

2 tablespoons kosher salt, or more as needed 

1 tablespoon basil 

1 tablespoon oregano 

1 tablespoon parsley 

1 tablespoon black pepper, or more as needed 

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 

1 teaspoon cracked fennel 

1 teaspoon thyme 

6 cloves fresh garlic 

Zest and juice of 2 lemons

2 1/2 cups olive oil or blend 


  1. Blend the vinegar, mustard, onion, salt, basil, oregano, parsley, black pepper, crushed red pepper, fennel, thyme, garlic, lemon zest and juice and 1/4 cup cold water in a blender on low speed until smooth. Slowly blend in oil until smooth. Season to taste. Use as a marinade for meat, fish or vegetables. Place item in marinade and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to overnight.